Friday, August 14, 2009

Won't Miss #26 - idols

There seems to be a never-ending supply of cookie-cutter idols in the manufactured "star" business. I know the same occurs all around the world, but the Japanese ones are less polished than those I've had the misfortune to catch a glimpse of from other countries. When you see them dance on T.V., they look like they're fighting some sort of rhythm impairment disorder. They also all look pretty much the same and sing quite similarly. They are like milk in that they seem to reach their expiration date rapidly and require a fresh replacement after a short time.

I won't miss the Japanese idols and the culture surrounding them.


  1. I thought you didn't allow comments...? Anywho I guess you are having a hard time with this since there is a massive idol boom right now, right?

    I love idols but you make a good point. :)

  2. God, yes. What a musical wasteland the popular media is here. Young, talentless, bland-charactered people whose images are churned out buy corporate accountant/marketeers. Morning Musume=AKB47=and so on.


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